ʻImi Naʻauao
September 2020

The Hawaii Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (HASCD) is committed to giving back to Hawaii educators by providing and sharing online professional development opportunities and resources during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are happy to share our newsletter - 'Imi Na'auao.
As school resumes this fall, it's clear that how we think about and use homework can play a major role in the transition.
In order for teachers to teach for equity, all educators have to be committed to supporting this important mission. 
How do teachers effectively check for understanding and get feedback from students in an online environment? Expert Monica Burns gives best practices.
Serving students with disabilities in an online environment can pose challenges. Here are three strategies to reach and engage these students.
ASCD Author Myron Dueck shares how distinguishing the difference between grading and reporting helps to frame teaching and learning. Myron is vice principal and teacher in School District 67 in British Columbia, Canada, and the author of Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn (ASCD, 2014).

Ever wonder what the Walt Disney Company's leadership priorities are and how it might relate to your school or organization? Join Jensen in reading his latest blog post - Disney's Triple Threat of Leadership. He shares his reflection on what he learned from Disney's Vice President of Operations while attending Disney Institute's Customer Experience Summit in 2019.

Looking for more information on managing learners in various ways? Jensen is proud to share resources from his friend Eric Sheninger (@e_sheninger), Associate Partner at the International Center for Leadership in Education, with his September blog posts.


Eric shares six specific areas that can help to create and empathetic teaching and learning culture.

For more information and to view future posts, visit Eric's blog at http://esheninger.blogspot.com and his website at www.ericsheninger.com
Over the last few months I continue to be amazed at how many educators have come together to support other educators virtually. From Twitter chats and tweets, to virtual office hours and how to Google sessions, Hawaii educators have stepped up to supporting fellow educators during this pandemic. Let us also remember though about self care and that you must take time for yourself too. With so many things on our minds and stresses that we are dealing with lately, at the end of each day, take time to reflect on your accomplishments. We will get through this together.

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." - Maya Angelou

Sincerely yours,
President, Hawaii ASCD
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